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From world-class surfing and ocean swims to folk music and wine, the Great Ocean Road region hosts a diverse range of festivals and events.

On the peninsula
In Geelong see stunning aerobatics at the Australian International Airshow or watch colourful spinnakers fly on Corio Bay in Geelong during the Festival of Sails – Australia's largest regatta. On the Bellarine Peninsula take in the best in Australian blues, rock, pop, funk and jazz music at the Queenscliff Music Festival in November.

Down the coast
Bells Beach is home to the Rip Curl Pro, the world's longest running professional surfing event and one of the most sought after titles on the World Championship Tour. Not content being a spectator? Get amongst the 4,000 people taking part in the Lorne Pier to Pub, the world's largest open water swim, or test your stamina on the gruelling Surf Coast Century course. Cyclists will love the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, with its concept inspired by the prestigious Spring Classics of Europe.

Feel the beat
Get musical in March at the Port Fairy Folk Festival – a four-day celebration of folk, blues, jazz and country music or land in Queenscliff in November for a big weekend of music by local and international stars. Check out Pako Festa and join over 100,000 people for a smorgesboard of food, folk dancing, parades, workshops, exhibitions and free activities. Visit the Bellarine Peninsula in June for the National Celtic Festival, boasting all the magic of Celtic music, dancing, pipers and drummers. 

Something for the foodies
Summer in Portarlington brings the Portarlington Mussel Festival, with food and wine, music and lots of fun for the kids. Prefer something more grown-up? Celebrate the best of the region at Toast to the Coast, held at wineries in The Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and the Surfcoast.


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Hakuna Matata Experience 2015 tour

Hakuna Matata Experience 2015 Tour

21 - 22 Aug 2015, 25 Aug 2015


St Johns College Zimbabwe present the Hakuna Matata Experience 2015 Tour. The College's multi award winning music department is touring Victoria. The...

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The Nymphs

Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne

28 - 30 Aug 2015


From $85 - $85

The loveliest length of the Great Ocean Road will come alive for the 3rd Annual Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, hosted by Love Lorne and...

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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

28 - 30 Aug 2015


Set against a stunning coastal backdrop where the waves lap at the shore, the streets of Lorne are about to come alive for three days and three...

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Geelong Cross Country Anglesea 8 kilometre Footrace

30 Aug 2015


On Sunday, 30 August 2015 the Geelong Cross Country Club will conduct a handicap race for runners 16 years and older starting near the Anglesea Surf...

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Surf Coast Century

Surf Coast Century

19 Sep 2015


100 or 50 kilometres - the Surf Coast Century is fast becoming one of the Southern Hemisphere's must-do trail run ultra events. Imagine running at...

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Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff

Grand Afternoon Tea at the Vue Grand

28 Jun 2015, 26 Jul 2015, 23 Aug 2015, 27 Sep 2015


From $65 - $65

It is said that class and style are things to be savoured, enjoyed and never rushed, so why not savour and enjoy your afternoon amongst the majestic...

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Zac wild koala on tour in You Yangs

Third Australian Wildlife Tourism Conference

29 Sep - 2 Oct 2015

Hamlyn Heights

Third Australian Wildlife Tourism Conference presents "Wildlife Tourism: a Force for Biodiversity Conservation and Local Economies?" Principal...

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Camperdown Show

The Camperdown Aussie Farmers Annual Show

10 Oct 2015


The Camperdown Aussie Farmers Annual Show will be held on Saturday 10th October 2015 with a full and exciting program for the whole family. The show...

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CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

17 - 19 Oct 2015


Come and visit a wonderful community celebration of Spring at the CopRice Cobden Spring Festival this October, 2015. More information on the live...

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